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Megadeth:  Black Swan

transcribed by: Russ Elton 


Tuning: Standard

Riff 1
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|----------7-6----------7-6-|
D|-9--(9)~------7--(7)~------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|----------------------------|
B|-5--7-----------------------|
G|-------7--7-6----7-6----7-6-|
D|--------------5------4------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

Final time:
e|----------------------------|
B|-5--7-----------------------|
G|-------7--7-6----7-6--------|
D|--------------5------4------|
A|----------------------------|
E|------------------------4-5-|

Guitar 2 (Comes in the 2nd time)
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-7------------6------------|
D|-9------------7------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-6--6--4--4--4--4--3--3--|
D|-7--7--5--5--5--5--4--4--|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|-7------------6------------|
D|-9------------7------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-6--6--4--4--4--4--3------|
D|-7--7--5--5--5--5--4------|
A|--------------------------|
E|----------------------4-5-|


Riff 2
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|-----7-5---7-5-------|
E|-7~------7-----7-5\--|

e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|----7-5---7-5-------|
E|-0------0-----0-7\--|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----7-5---7-5-------7-5---7-5---|
E|-7~------7-----7-5~------5-----5-|

1st ending:
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|----7-5---7-5-------7-5---7-5---|
E|-0------0-----0-7~------7-----5-|

2nd ending:
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----7-5---7-5-------5-7-8-7-5-----|
E|-0------0-----0-7~------------7-5-|


Riff 3
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-4--------4---2----------2---|
A|-2--222-2-2-2-4--4-444-4-4-4-|
E|-----------------------------|
      *** *   *    * *** *   *
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-4----------4-----------------|
A|-5--5-555-5-5-5--------5--4-0-|
E|----------------3~--2---------|
      * *** *   *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-4----------4---2----------2---|
A|-2--2-222-2-2-2-4--4-444-4-4-4-|
E|-------------------------------|
      * *** *   *    * *** *   *
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-4----------4-----------------|
A|-5--5-555-5-5-5--------5--4-0-|
E|----------------3~--2---------|
      * *** *   *
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|--------2---------|
D|-2--3-4---4-3-2---|
A|----------------5-|
E|------------------|


Riff 4                       x3
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-4----7---------------------|
A|-2----5----4----------------|
E|------5----2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
                * * * * * * *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-4----7------------------------|
A|-2----5----4----------------9\-|
E|------5----2--2-2-2-2-2-2-0-7\-|
                * * * * * * *

Guitar fill at end of Riff 4
e|--20b22-19~~--|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|--------------|
E|--------------|


Play Riff 1   another guitar plays this underneath:
e|---------|
B|---------|
G|---------|
D|---------|
A|--4--9\--|
E|--2--7\--|


Riff 2a
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----7-5---7-5-------7-5---7-5---|
E|-7~------7-----7-5~------5-----5-|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|----7-5---7-5-------7-5---7-5---|
E|-0------0-----0-7~------7-----5-|

Final time:
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----7-5---7-5-------5-7-8-7-5-----|
E|-0------0-----0-7~------------7-5-|


Riff 5
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|----------4-2--------------|
D|------2-4------4--2--3-2---|
A|-2--5--------------------5-|
E|---------------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|----------4-2-----2----2-4-|
D|------2-4------4-----4-----|
A|-2--5----------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|----------4-2--------------|
D|------2-4------4--2--3-2---|
A|-2--5--------------------5-|
E|---------------------------|

e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-4----------4----------|
A|-2--x-x-4-x-2--x-x-4-x-|
E|----x-x-2-x----x-x-2-x-|


Play Riff 3
Play Riff 4


Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-6--9-------------------|
A|-4--7--6----------------|
E|-------4--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
            * * * * * * *


Solo (Mustaine)
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-/14~--14~--14~----12-14-12-14-12-14-12-14-16-12------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------13~----13~-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-11-13-11-15b16-15b16-15b16-13~-|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------/15\--------------|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|-X\\--------X//-X\\-X//-|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------9h11p9----|
D|------------------------9h10----9-10-11--------11-|
A|------9-10-9----9-10-11------11-------------------|
E|-9-12--------12-----------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------9h11p9----11p9----|
B|-----------9h11p9----9-11-12--------12------12-|
G|-9-9h11-12--------12---------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|
B|-10b12--10b12--10b12--etc.--[fades out]-|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 3
Play Riff 4


Riff 4a
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-4----7---------------------|
A|-2----5----4----------------|
E|------5----2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
                * * * * * * *
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-4----7----------------------|
A|-2----5----4-----------------|
E|------5----2--222-222-222222-|
                *** *** ******
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-4----7---------------------|
A|-2----5----4----------------|
E|------5----2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
                * * * * * * *
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-4----7----------------------|
A|-2----5----4-----------------|
E|------5----2--222-222-222222-|
                *** *** ******

Guitar fill at end of Riff 4
e|--20b22-19~~--|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|--------------|
E|--------------|


Riff 4b                       x4
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-4----7----------------------|
A|-2----5----4-----------------|
E|------5----2--222-222-222222-|
                *** *** ******


Riff 4c (Solo Rhythm, Ending)       x3
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-4----7--12-11---------------------|
A|-2----5--10--9--999999999999999999-|
E|-----------------------------------|
                  ******************
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-4----7---------------------------|
A|-2----5--5-4-------------------9\-|
E|---------3-2--2-222-222-222-22-7\-|
                * *** *** *** **

Solo (Mustaine)
e|--------14----------------14----------14--------|
B|-17b19-----17p14h17-17b19----17p14h17----17b19~-|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

e|-14-----------14----------14----|
B|----17p14h17-----17p14-------17-|
G|-----------------------17-------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

e|-14----------14----14----------14-------14-------|
B|----17p14h17----17----17p14-------17b19----17p14-|
G|----------------------------17-------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------14-------------------------------------------|
G|-17-16b18----14----16----14-------------14-------------|
D|----------------16----16----16-16p14-------16p14----14-|
A|-------------------------------------16----------16----|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-16b18---[16]18-[16]18-[16]18r16--14h16-14~-|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|-------14h17p14----14----------------------------------|
B|-14h17----------17----17p14----14----------14----14----|
G|----------------------------16----16-14h16----16----16-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-14h16p14----14-----------------------------------------|
D|----------16----16-14h16-14h16-14h16-14----14-----------|
A|----------------------------------------16----16-14~--\-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill

            
            
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Kovatch 72 May 06, 2008 02:21 PM

kudos man, opening is perrrfect!

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